Wanda McIntosh Crowned Ms. Senior Care Center-St. Marys

Wanda McIntosh crowned Ms. Senior Care CenterWanda McIntosh was crowned Ms. Senior Care Center-St. Marys during its annual pageant on March 29, 2016. The pageant included thirteen contestants vying for the title.

Judges interviewed the contestants with a series of questions, including their opinion on life’s great pleasures and the person they admire most and why. Contestants were evaluated on their personality, physical appearance in relation to their age, alertness, attitude toward life and participation in Senior Care Center activities.

This year’s winner, Wanda McIntosh, enjoys sewing, cooking and fishing. The birth of her children and spending time with her four grandchildren and three great grandchildren are two of her life’s special moments. She has two daughters with her “hubby” John Fuller. She has been a Senior Care Center-Saint Marys resident for five months.

First runner-up was Elaine Burns, a resident who enjoys reading nonfiction and mystery books. Her life’s special moment took place when she married her husband, Bill, and travelled by car for their honeymoon.

Joyce Myers, second runner-up, has twelve children, thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren . Her favorite activities include sewing and cooking, and her life’s special moment is seeing the fruits of her life’s work through the three generations.

Third runner-up, Joyce Garcia, enjoys watercolor painting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, reading and adult coloring books. She has six children, eighteen grandchildren, and one great granddaughter . Her life’s special moment was attending her children’s graduations and her own college graduation. She added that after four single birth pregnancies it was surprisingly special to give birth to identical twin boys.

Ms. Senior Care Center Finalists

Additional contestants included:

  • Patricia Rumptz, enjoys tennis, golf and swimming. She has two daughters.
  • Lucille Chancey, enjoys reading the bible. She was married to the late Edward Chancey.
  • Linda Fisher, enjoys singing and visiting her neighbors. She has four sons and one daughter.
  • Theresa Budzinski, enjoys crosswords, knitting, and crocheting.
  • Brandi Smith, enjoys coloring, music and movies. Her life’s special moment was when she met Kenny Rogers.
  • Regina Williams, enjoys word searches, bingo and Zumba. She is also enjoying her retirement.
  • Vernell Campbell, enjoys singing old gospel songs. Her life’s special moment was when she gave her life to the Lord.
  • Anita Gregoire, enjoys socializing and being a great grandmother .
  • Janine McDowell, enjoys reading and music. She is proud of becoming an American citizen.


Contestants were greeted by special guest Hope Philips, Miss Wildcat 2016, and Bill Bruce performed musical entertainment on the piano. The panel of distinguished judges included Paula Veno, Nina McEachin, Dr. Faustina Mitchell, Mary T. Smith and Robin Curtes . Contestant escorts included Al Virgin, Jerry Dellinger, Bill Moore, Sam Colville, Lieutenant Shannon Brock, and Senior Chief Sewell “Tom” Brown, USN, Ret. The event was coordinated by Liz Brown, activity specialist, Senior Care Center-St. Marys.

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